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ZOO-Project 1.4.0: news about the Open WPS Platform


ZOO-Project is an Open Source Implementation of the OGC Web Processing Service (WPS), it was released under a MIT/X-11 style license and is currently in incubation at OSGeo. It provides a WPS compliant developer-friendly framework to easilly create and chain WPS Web services.
This talk give a brief overview of the platform and summarize new capabilities and enhancement available in the 1.4.0 release.
A brief introduction to WPS and a summary of the Open Source project history with its direct link with FOSS4G will be presented. Then an overview of the ZOO-Project will serve to introduce new functionalities and concepts available in the 1.4.0 release and highlight their interrests for applications developpers and users. Then, examples of concrete services chain use will illustrate the way ZOO-Project can be used to build complete applications in a flexible way by using the service chain concept, creating new service by implementing intelligent chain of service through ZOO-API but also by taking advantage of the publication using OGC standards. Various use of OSGeo softwares, such as GDAL, GEOS, PostGIS, pgRouting, as WPS services through the ZOO-Project will be illustrated by applications presentation.


Gérald Fenoy

Presenter Biography: 

Gérald FENOY obtained his Master degree in Computer Science for University of Montpellier II. After graduation he worked in a private company as a developer for Web-GIS application and PostGIS based system integration.

He later established his company "GeoLabs" in 2006 and has done several projects in France and overseas. He has been actively developing and promoting OSGeo technologies through training workshops and publications. At Geolabs he created the API for OOCMS (Object Oriented ContentManagement System which is a powerful document and map production system using OpenOffice UNO server and FOSS4G tools. He is a regular participant and contributor to FOSS4G International Conferences. He has also contributed several enhancements and bug-fixes to Mapserver, GDAL and Tilecache.

He is presently working on implementing the ZOO-Project, an OWS Platform in C++. His present research interests are distributed geospatial web services, sensor network and cloud computing.

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